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by Bruce M. Metzger , Michael D. Coogan , Hector Ignacio Avalos , Valerie Abrahamsen , Elizabeth Rice Achtemeier , Paul J. Achtemeier , Susan Ackerman , Peter R. Ackroyd , more…Philip S. Alexander , Francis I. Andersen , Bernhard W. Anderson , E. Badian , Kenneth E. Bailey , Philip L. Barlow , William H. Barnes , Markus K. Barth , John Russell Bartlett , John Barton , Judith R. Baskin , Richard J. Bauckham , William A. Beardslee , Roger T. Becwith , Christopher T. Begg , Robert A. Bennett , G.E. Bentley Jr. , Jerry H. Bentley , Adele Berlin , Ernest Best , Otto Betz , Phyllis A. Bird , M.H. Black , Robert G. Bratcher , Paul L. Bremer , John A. Brinkman , S.P. Brock , Bernadette J. Brooten , F.F. Bruce , George Wesley Buchanan , David G. Burke , Edward F. Campbell , Bruce Chilton , Ronald E. Clements , Richard J. Clifford , David J.A. Clines , George W. Coats , Aelred Cody , Donald Coggan , Richard Coggins , H.J. Bernard Combrink , Edgar W. Conrad , James Barr …less
The Bible has had an immeasurable influence on Western culture, touching on virtually every aspect of our lives. It is one of the great wellsprings of Western religious, ethical, and philosophical traditions. It has been an endless source of inspiration to artists, from classic works such as Michaelangelo's Last Judgment, Handel's Messiah, or Milton's Paradise Lost, to mod ...more
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Who the heck am I as trans-amateur of Christian theology to criticize anything by the mighty Bruce Metzger (co-editor)? I just kept finding myself disagreeing over and over with the contributors to this anthology. On all of the essential, core doctrines to the faith all of the entries were from the far left, liberal side of the spectrum. On occasion there would be a short reference to a traditional view but not often. I kept reading the entries outloud to my wife and talking them over with her.. ...more
Oct 27, 2013 Jacob Aitken rated it liked it
1830s Germany called. They want their scholarship back. We had to read this at the liberal baptist college I went to. Some of the articles, despite themselves, are fairly decent. It does not engage in any interaction with critical sources that challenge its main theses.
Bruce Manning Metzger (February 9, 1914 – February 13, 2007) was an American biblical scholar and textual critic who was a longtime professor at Princeton Theological Seminary and Bible editor who served on the board of the American Bible Society and United Bible Societies. He was a scholar of Greek, New Testament, and New Testament textual criticism, and wrote prolifically on these subjects. Metz ...moreMore about Bruce M. Metzger...